Swallows' Milledge faces up to more time on sideline

May 4, 2014

Swallows' Milledge faces up to more time on sideline

Lastings Milledge knew something was wrong almost from the day he set foot in spring camp. His right shoulder was sore, and while that’s not a most unusual thing for a professional baseball player, something just felt off. Still, Milledge soldiered on, motivated by ...

Struggles common for H.S. hurlers

Apr 28, 2014

Struggles common for H.S. hurlers

Five teams chose left-hander Yuki Matsui in the first round of the 2013 draft. When it was time for the lottery for his rights, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles sent president Yozo Tachibana — manager Senichi Hoshino said he was saving his luck for ...

Good health keys Pena's torrid start

| Apr 19, 2014

Good health keys Pena's torrid start

After hitting his ninth home run of the year a few hours earlier, Wily Mo Pena insisted there was nothing special behind his hot start to the year. He didn’t discover any new techniques, have any game-changing epiphanies or anything of the sort. No, ...

Imae powers Marines past Eagles

Apr 11, 2014

Imae powers Marines past Eagles

The wind may have affected Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Takahiro Norimoto on Friday night, but not nearly as much as Toshiaki Imae’s bat did. Imae hit a towering home run in the second and hit a tie-breaking double in the fifth to back ...